Last night, the U.S. Senate voted to pass the USA Freedom Act, blocking any amendments that could have reformed the bill to provide greater protections from electronic surveillance. The legislation is in accord with the version passed in the House, so it is virtually guaranteed
The time has come to let the Patriot Act die, completely and finally.
It is the first full day since the U.S. Senate allowed the bulk warrantless search capabilities of Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act to expire. Mind you, the U.S. government still has surveillance powers. The U.S. government can still obtain the phone records, e-mails
Back in the fall of 2001, current presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were members of the Senate and the House of Representatives, respectively. As such, they had a decision to make — would they vote for or against the USA PATRIOT Act? Passed into
There are many good reasons to disapprove of the 21st century war in Iraq. There are grounds of ethical integrity: the country rushed to war on the basis of lies. There are grounds of moral integrity: a third of a million people lost their lives in that war,
Wouldn’t you pay an extra five or ten cents for a shirt at Target so that garment workers in American Samoa could have a minimum wage increase of fifty cents – to just $4.68 per hour?
The record shows that Rodney Davis has, over the course of just two elections, taken $464,183 from agribusiness and $127,012 from mining interests. So, it’s not just a few people in the 13th district who have profited from salt and grain. Rodney Davis himself has a financial connection.
the SPACE Act of 2015, H.R. 2262, would make it a legal requirement for travelers on commercial space flights to sign legal waivers of all rights to compensation for themselves or their families in case of an accident.
Republicans and conservative Democrats don’t like much of what scientific research has to say. So, they passed the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015.
For the money that Ratcliffe wants to spend on just one malfunctioning Osprey MV-22, the Open World Leadership Center could operate for over 22 years.
If you would rather see the USA spend money on education than on gigantic machines of war, vote for Bernie Sanders for President.